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Posted 06 November 2016 - 03:06 PM
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Posted 07 November 2016 - 05:25 PM
Are they still available?
Posted 07 November 2016 - 05:33 PM
Posted 07 November 2016 - 05:44 PM
check on ebay, there's often nissens or valeo on there very cheap, nissens ones are often stamped valeo too.
Posted 08 November 2016 - 01:37 PM
A bit late to the party, but you know the inlet and outlet to the matrix are on the engine side of the thermostat? Taking the stat our will make the engine run cooler and the heater less effective as water will constantly be flowing through the radiator.
You can test for blockages by taking off the hoses from the thermostat housing and the back of the block and running pouring water though one from a hose or watering can etc.
Posted 08 November 2016 - 07:27 PM
Posted 09 November 2016 - 07:57 AM
One pointer, the new matrix will usually come with new solid pipes, my experience of these is that they are not formed properly and don't fit. Re use your old ones if you can, with the new seals supplied.
Posted 09 November 2016 - 11:03 AM
If you buy a valeo one from experiance and not cheap tatt the new pipes are good
Posted 11 November 2016 - 05:16 PM
ok thanks guys- another job to add to the list!
Tom if u remove the matrix do you loose a lot of coolant?
Posted 12 November 2016 - 08:17 AM
I've always disconnected the hoses in the bay from the metal pipes through the bulkhead and tied them up out of the way. Then you just have to deal with the coolant in those hoses and the matrix when you disconnect them behind the dash. You shouldn't loose too much if you are careful - be sure to keep the rubber hoses level and above the level of the expansion tank or the coolant will syphon out of the head and block.
Posted 12 November 2016 - 02:23 PM
ok will do
Posted 20 January 2017 - 03:53 PM
Today I got round to changing the heater. One of the screws was rotten to the extent that no tool was ever going to get it undone so I cut through the pipes and removed them.
Now I have a issue- it turns out the pipes supplied in the kit are too short and actually bend the wrong way when in position.
Does anybody have a set of the matrix pipes please?
Posted 20 January 2017 - 03:56 PM
Top pipe is the original and bottom is the replacement
Posted 29 January 2017 - 03:45 PM
Posted 30 January 2017 - 11:44 AM
It was lucky the one you needed was the one usable part I had in my scrap bin, you saw the state of the other one or what was left of it!